"just right” portions ideal for passing around the table or enjoying two or three as a full meal. Aqua’s Big Plates feature "North Carolina seafood served stylishly" with the freshest local seafood and Choice Beef Filet, as well as local produce when it’s seasonally available. Aqua prides itself on offering fresh, local products and supporting our local fisherman and farmers.
Shrimp and Grits
caramelized red onion, tomatoes, spicy cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend. Will go again.
This is my wife’s and my go to for an outstanding dining experience in our area. We have never had a bad dish ever. Service is always excellent. Very good wine selection. My only minor complaint would be that they were out of two Bourbons that I enjoy and they don’t have beer on tap, only bottles. These are relatively minor. We love this place. A real asset to the area.
We had an excellent young man as our server, a great bottle of wine (33% off on Fridays) and the grouper was delicious. Also had several asst servers -one in particular who could match wits with my husband. She made a great experience even more delightful!
Our server had a smile that lit up the room-such a joy to see in these difficult times.
We are never disappointed at Aqua. Chef Jayson does an outstanding job, best food and presentation. We highly recommend you eating there for any occasion
Happy, friendly staff. Delicious food. Pleasant atmosphere.
PJ was our server and he was absolutely outstanding! He has the best smile and a fantastic disposition, he made our meal an amazing experience, which is very hard to find these days. Thanks for hiring such an awesome employee. The food was excellent!
The food & wine were excellent! Hayley was awesome!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We will be back
We loved Aqua restaurant. The food was amazing!! And we had a lot of it. Three tapas, stuffed jalapeños, stuffed grape leaves and fried artichokes… All were fabulous! Our entrées were wonderful as well, the petite filet could be cut with a fork and the Seabass special was super tasty. Our server was a sweetheart and everybody was super friendly. Things did seem to take a bit of time, but it was pretty crowded so that’s understandable and definitely worth the wait.
As always, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our server did a great job, and the food was delicious, perfectly cooked.
A few more big plate options would be nice, 2/4 orders a little off but customer service was great and so was the food!
One of our favorites in Beaufort, always a great meal!
Celebrated a birthday and it was very special! From staff to wine and food, it was perfect. Highly recommended 👍🏻
Great value, food fantastic, a pleasure to arrive, be welcomed, wait help all clearly well trained, friendly, appropriately engaging. Cool ambiance. Return again and again!
The food and service were great.
Wonderful food and service!
Great food great atmosphere
Great food and service! Worth a visit for sure. Every course was delicious.
Great food at reasonable prices.
Great wine list and great service.
We had a fabulous night at Aqua in Beaufort, NC. The staff was so friendly and gracious. The food was delicious, save room for the dessert sampler we couldn't decide which was our favorite!( creme brulee, chocolate torte or banana foster). Really appreciated all of the GF choices available.
Aqua is more than just outstanding
Coming from the Hamptons I can undoubtedly say that Aqua outshines even the snobbiest of any of them
Thanks again Aqua for yet another fantastic experience!
Perfect! Food was amazing — delicious and creative. Quality ingredients beautifully prepared. Restaurant was so beautiful and seating was comfortable and private. Will definitely be back!
Food and service were great. Servers were very friendly and made suggestions on wine, beer and food on menu based on what you like. Food to cleanse your palette in between courses was unusual but refreshing. Great creativity. Crabcake dinner was delicious. Red snapper special hit the mark. Banana Foster and Chocolate cake finished off the meal. We selected to add creme brulee with it also. Treated us specially for our anniversary by giving us a free glass of wine. Overall great dinner for our vacation week here. Thank you.
As always, it was a wonderful dining experience!
We absolutely loved this restaurant. Highly recommend the wine-o-rama. We were able to try wonderful wines at a good price and ate fantastic food!
Wonderful dinner spot in a VERY fun and trendy village! I was worried about bringing my 5 year old, but the staff treated her like a queen!
We love the food at this restaurant and come every year when we are on vacation in this area. For the first time this year, the service was lacking. Our waiter didn’t show up until the table who was seated when we were had already received their drinks and amuse bouche. We also had to ask for our amuse bouche and received it after our appetizer.
That being said, we have made many trips to Aqua and this is the first time we have had a less than outstanding experience. The food was on point again for this visit, I just wish the service matched it like it has in the past.
We were visiting Beaufort for the weekend and wanted to have delicious seafood. So glad we made reservations at Aqua! Service was wonderful and food delicious!
Very pleased. Fresh, creative, delicious food with excellent presentation.
This restaurant could very well be my favorite in Beaufort. So many good choices in the Crystal Coast area, but Aqua is consistently impressive every visit.
If you're dining outside in July, dress light weight. They have ceiling fans that help a lot.
The staff is absolutely delightful.
I highly recommend Aqua, the food was excellent and the service outstanding. The place has great energy, trendy and hip!
Such a fun restaurant that serves seasonal and sustainable menus that our guests truly enjoy! Exceptional service, outstanding bar offerings from a delightfully varied wine list to creative cocktails. We send guests weekly to Aqua not just for the quality of care and cuisine but the added bonus of "large or small" with full sized entrees to tapas style samplings. There's something for everyone and Our foodie folks love their "Aqua Experience" ...Thanks Team Aqua :)
This meal was absolute perfection! Our waiter, PJ, was friendly and helpful. We started with a watermelon gazpacho with fresh crab, followed by an entree of grilled grouper/filet mignon with mashed potatoes corn and edamame. Dessert was the sampler and it was divine! HIGHLY recommend!!
Always a great visit. Wonderful food and a great, knowledgeable staff! Thank you!!
Great service, incredible food, and a lovely covered, screened-in porch patio!
Had a fabulous time.
My favorite restaurant. Food and service is amazing! Unforgettable experience!!
This was our first time at Aqua but definitely will not be our last. Good, atmosphere, and service were all excellent!
Imprecise and a trifle slow service
Atmosphere and service were very good. Fried artichokes heart was excellent as was the crab cake and nam tuna tocos. Finished dinner of with a terrific trimasu
Aqua Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 728-7777.
Aqua Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2007 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.